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RATINGS: 2295   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
A bit of backwoods pleasure without the banjo. This strong stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels. Our process ensures that strong bourbon undertones come through in the finish in every batch we brew. We recommend decanting at room temperature and best enjoyed in a brandy snifter.

TheGB's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours black with a 1/4" brown head. Aroma of coffee, burnt malt and bourbon. Taste is very roasty, with burnt malt, coffee. Okay palate. Seems overly roasted to me, not a crazy amount of bourbon. And much drier than a lot of imperial stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (2335) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle, 2015. Black color with beige head. Aroma is bourbon, booze, black chocolate, a bit of green peppers. Taste is thick black chocolate, a bit vanilla, molasses, liquorice. Medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Excellent, complex and balanced. I liked their Imperial Stout better though (but I had that in the winter).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aarslew (29) - - JUL 1, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2016 On tap at søernes ølbar. Pours pitch black with a big foamy tan head. The aroma is bang on chocolate. Really intense. Some roast as well. Perhaps some vanilla like sweetness. There is some roasted malts as well, though not as present as in other stouts. Taste is somewhat roasted bitter, but mainly chocolatey sweet. There is a hint of smoked wood as well. A full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbornation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marstonlad (725) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2016 @ Craft Beer Helsinki. Pours black with a little brownish head. Pours The aroma features a strong combination of roasty maltiness, licorice, plum, vanilla and coffee. Taste is light to medium sweet initially, later lightly bitter. Flavours contain similar elements than the aroma; qualities from the aging such as vanilla are strong. The palate is full-bodied, smooth and low in carbonation. Brilliant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (4600) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2016
On tap at Craft Beer Helsinki 2016. Pitch black with a large beige head. Fairly intense roasty aroma with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, spices and hints of alcohol and caramel. More raw than expected, assume it’s fairly young. Expected something rounder and smoother, but by all means - still nice. Sweet, roasty and complex with nice bourbon notes and a surprisingly decent bitterness. Certainly a tasty sipper, but wouldn’t mind trying it more aged next time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markoijelena (2050) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at my place Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Bottle from Zlotta. Thanks a lot man. 31.05.2016. Pour it dark color with thick black head. Aroma chocolate, coffee and just pinch of vanilla. Nothing mind blowing. Taste starts with coffee, bourbon in the middle, vanilla, sweet milky coffee note, sticky feel, full body, soft carbonation, pleasent bourbon and coffee after taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (877) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2016 Bottle at home, 2015 ed. Pitch black, firm brown, stable head. Huge bodied chocolate, cacao, coffee and roasted malty toffee and butterscotch come in first, then the bourbon, vanilla and alcoholic heat come in, blending beautifully. Rich coffee dominated, bourbon-y aftertaste. Low to absent carbonation, soft and really creamy mouthfeel. Exceptional beer, but the coffee/chocolate are more present than the bourbon, which stays a bit thin sadly imho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smithld1 (167) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle utobeer. Looks and smells outstanding and exciting. Taste is excellent. Extremely well balanced but very tasty. An exceptional drop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madsen1635 (573) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black pour with dark brown head. Aroma is fresh and powerful with roasted coffee, raw liquorice and bourbon. Taste is very balanced and round with a bit of dark chocolate and bitter coffee. Full body and low carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vighals (2845) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2016
Svart med fingerhøyt lys brunt skum. Lukter whiskey, vanilje, trevirke, fløte og espresso. Fyldig. Whiskey dominerer også i smak. Salt lakris, vanilje og tørket fruktsødme. Alkohol, kakao og whiskey i avslutningen. Tørr

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6396) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. The beer has got a deep black colour with a smooth body and small steady head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste of bittersweet chocolate, hot cocoa, malt, barrel, rum, woods, dark fruits. Intense finish.

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